Monogold

Monogold

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Monogold are a psychedelic indie-pop trio from Brooklyn, NY. Some call it "experimantal-ethereal" while others have described the sound as a "marraige between Talking Heads and My Bloody Valentine"

Biography

At home in New York, they have played with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, YACHT, Kyp Malone (TV On the Radio), Sharon Von Etten, Crystal Castles, Lucius etc.Through touring and local venues, Monogold wins over crowds at every show they play. In 2012 the band were flown to Cannes to play alongside Friendly Fires and Crystal Castles on the Pantiero Festival as well as SXSW for the past 4 years, CMJ and NXNE. In November 2011 the band performed at the press release for Google Music in Los Angeles, performing with such artists as Busta Rhymes, Maroon 5, and Drake.

Lyrics

Spirit or Something

Written By: monogold

The softest glow
that burns above these branches
I know I need to chase this
formless and faceless
Your just in time
And we both know
something the other doesnt
The shape well be making
the color well be tasting
Your hand is mine
SPIRIT!
Is this my shadow or your sillouette
eyes of the same face
blood of the same veins
we move in time
Is this a phantom
or a feeling
Whispers when im dreaming
hums when im singing
your voice is mine
SPIRIT!
Trade with me now
Speak thru my mouth
Your eyes are my eyes
and eyes of the clouds
I swallowed your rain
and i spit your storm out
hands are the hands
where the branches reach out
Into the wind, to the wind, to a howl
I AM TOO
Walking and talking
in more ways than one
Leap up and lept out
now the leave the ground to run
This voice holds
a thunder on the tounge
Taking the shape of the name you gave up
I AM TOO
Speak thru my mouth
I swallowed your rain
and I spit your storm out
Taking the shape of the name you gave up
I WANT TO

2's or 4's

Written By: monogold

Ive been waiting on the hour
with my ear to ground
For a hundred eyes
of a storming herd to meet mine
With my hands on the hides
taken in with the stride
Now one with the pulse
Im running for the first time
Looking back I know you saw me
Running aimlessly and calling Hey!
Im not a wolf, Im not a man
and I dont know just how to stand
On 2s or 4s, on 2s or 4s
Im not all theirs and im not all yours
With the animals
Lifted off of the land
Grabbed a wing with my hand
Taken over the trees
Goodbye to the green beneath
Now im letting it go
Let me drift with the flow
To the sea I crash
Just passing thru I guesss
Underneath I can see you calling
The moon shines thru
And im still howling
Im not a wolf, Im not a man
And I dont know just how to stand
On 2’s or 4’s, on 2’s or 4’s
Im not all theirs and im not all yours
With the animals
These are just places and things
that someday Id love to be
Some ive never known before
Some I know all to well
I find them and they find me
And I could always be this way
One to pass thru
and one to stay
Sleeping on a mountain top
Or laying in an open shell
Some Ive never known before
Some I know all to well

Pink Lemonade

Written By: monogold

I am awake I am alive
only to find your bodies an island
And in this moment
I am afraid I cannot stay
Ill be thrown back in your ocean
You speak in sounds like breaking waves
I surfed your tongue
I swam your face
Your body shines and changes shape
A bed in your bones
Ill sleep there for days
Under your hair I find the shade
A golden cave
I'm digging for diamonds
And the sun knows your name
It wrote it with flames
The trees are your candles
You speak in sounds like breaking waves
I surfed your tongue
I swam your face
Your body shines and changes shape
To something I've known
Like pink lemonade
Calling me home and back again
And we move to the sound
Of the singing stars
Colors burst in your eyes
Lemon yellow lights
Pull the moon
Under me
And we'll glow to sleep
Until new summer days
Honey sunshine rays
So sweet so warm
And I fall into your honey bloom
You speak in sounds like breaking waves
I've surfed your tongue
I swam your face
Your body shines and changes shape
To something I've known
From warm summer days
The legs and the lips
The touch and the taste
Milk honey love
That's calling my name
A song off the tongue
A spark or a flame
Your body shines and changes it's shape
To something I've known
Like pink lemonade
Calling me home and back again

Good Heavens

Written By: monogold

So familiar I know
I once was in this room
Feet upon the floor boards
these walls were four I knew
Cant stop this certain feeling
I haunt the home
that holds my favorite years
Slept here and woke up
A thousand times before
Now I walk thru windows
Now I walk thru walls
Am I taking shape
And appearing
Turn the lights on
to let them know I'm here
Calling all their names out
but no one hears
And this home won't
Forget my name
And it calls me
in from outside
From the light of the moon
from above all the clouds
Ill know that place
from the tip of the roof
to the grass on the ground
My heart will remain

Holograms

Written By: monogold

I missed you so, diamond eyes
I run until, I catch your shine
Shimmering man, green glowing girl
Holograms

Crystal smile, stained glass teeth
Burn so bright, the colors leak
Shimmering man, green glowing girl
Holograms

Wait, Take
This level, this layer
Wait, Stay
This unknown color
Stay, Stay
As gold as sunrays
Hey, Hey
You burn like no other.

Discography

We Animals - 2009
The Softest Glow - 2011
This Bloom - 2014
Good Heavens - 2015